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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Suguna Varadachari, Music Club IIT Madras

Suguna Varadachari - Padma Shankar - Kallidaikurichi Sivakumar

DoMS Hall. Music Club IIT Madras.
9th April 2008. 7 pm

suguna mami concert

paramEsvara - nATTai - Adi - MD
entamuddO - bindumalini - Adi - T
manasAvruta - AbhOgi - Adi - PSI (S)
dEhi tava pada bhakti - sahAnA - Adi - T (RS)
kanugoNTini - bilahari - dEsAdi - T
srI kAntimatIm - hEmavati - Adi - MD (RNS)
bhOgIndra ShAyinam - kuntaLa varaLi - kaNDa cApu - ST
vAridhi nIku - tODi - misra cApu - T (RNST)
lAli lAlayya lAli - kEdAragauLa - kaNDa cApu - T
rAma rAma rAma rArA - senjuruTTi - rUpakam - T
nI nAma rUpamulaku - saurAshTram - Adi - T

That was an amazing concert. All AlApanais were awesome. The kritis were all majestic and rendereing amazingly. The opening piece in nATTai was beautiful. The bindumAlini piece was rendered with a kAkali nishAdam, as a janyam of sUryakAntam. The AbhOgi kriti was followed up with a quick round of svarams.

The first elaborate AlApanai for the evening was a moving sahAnA. The kriti, a rare tyAgarAja number, was rendered soulfully with a fitting round of svarams with the bilahari piece to follow. The AlApanai of hEmavati started off unambiguously and was developed very beautifully. The kriti was rendered with elaborate neraval and svarams as "sukha saunakAdi sadA ArAdithAm suddha tAmraparaNi taTastitAm". The quick kuntaLavarALi was followed by a grand tODi. The AlApanai was amazing. It was developed very carefully and the kriti followed was rendered beautifully with a lot of intricate sangatis, to followed with elaborate neraval and svarams at "sAreku nI hrdayAravinda munanu". The two utsava sampradaya kritis were also rendered beautifully to lead to the mangaLam.

The scholarly vidwat of Smt Suguna Varadachari was evident thro' her concert. Each piece rendered with utmost perfection and the necessary amount of gait and each phrase perfectly falling in place.

Smt Padma Shankar ably supported the main artist on the violin. Her replies were all perfect and matched up. Her solo versions and the accompanying were both very good. Sri Sivakumar on the mridangam played with good anticipation and added a nice flavour to all the compositions presented.

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Blogger Srikant said...

It was a beautiful concert, pity I left it after the sahAnA. Your description is very fitting indeed.

The Lalgudi bani of the violinist became very evident in the sahAnA. :)

The svarams were in particular very interesting, and of a nature equally appealing to scholars and others. The violinist gave amazingly good replies to these. I should have liked to hear how their neravals went together, though. I really missed the tODi! I haven't heard tODi in ages!

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